Dundee Science Centre unveiled their brand new exhibition a few weeks ago and since then have taken on another exciting project to make the visitor attraction an even more accessible hub for the community with the help of The Inspiring Science Fund. The Blue2 team, who manages Dundee Science Centre’s social media accounts had the opportunity to take the Medical Marvels tour where you could perform mock surgery and visit other exciting, hands-on interactive areas such as the ultrasound table and vein finder. The tour was a fascinating learning experience which can only mean this new venture will be a success!
The Inspiring Science Fund is co-founded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Wellcome. The fund supports science centres to rethink what they do/offer the public. Dundee Science Centre has a continuing fundraising campaign to raise the additional £350k it needs to reach its final target for the project.
All this recent funding towards Dundee Science Centre will help it transform into a lifelong learning resource for new and existing visitors and provide a welcoming, safe and accessible environment for members of the public from all walks of life
Linda Leuchars, Chief Executive of Dundee Science Centre stated,
“We’re really delighted to be taking forward this next exciting development project and we are hugely grateful to the Inspiring Science Fund for helping this happen. Our fundraising campaign continues and we are now looking for additional supporters to help us meet the final £350,000 we require to start this £2.1 Million project. Subject to us reaching our fundraising target on schedule, we are aiming to commence the design process in 2019 and start the fit-out works onsite in autumn 2020. We look forward to keeping you updated on our progress. In between now and then, we hope you’ll continue to enjoy our existing facilities, including our brand new 1st floor exhibition and learning suite that we opened this summer.”
Redevelopment of the ground floor will include a new reception/welcome area, an under 7’s exhibition focusing on child development, a new exhibition space with exhibits that encourage social interaction and a sensory zone. The coffee shop is also receiving a revamp and will be re-branded “The Gathering Place” allowing visitors an area to relax and socialise.
The new and re-vamped Dundee Science Centre will be unveiled in Spring 2021 (See below images).